The top 40 best atheist songs

In this post, I’ll be listing the 40 atheist songs that I’ve judged to be the best, based on several factors including cleverness and relevance to the topic.

When I first started searching for atheist music, I found that a lot of the lists people have made were full of songs that really had little to nothing to do with atheism, which made it hard to find actual atheist songs. A song isn’t an atheist song just because it’s about science. A song isn’t necessarily an atheist song even if it mentions atheism or has a vaguely anti-religious sounding title.

In my list, I am only including songs that actually have lyrics that (favorably) discuss atheism (or closely related topics such as criticism of religion, arguments for and against the existence of God, and rejection of supernatural beliefs). I may occasionally include a song that isn’t exactly an atheist song if it’s close enough to being one, and it’s good enough in other ways to make up for the slight lack of relevance. But the further a song is from really being an atheist song, the less likely it is to make it onto this list.

  1. Brains” by Greydon Square
  2. A Rational Response” by Greydon Square
  3. Thank You God” by Tim Minchin
  4. Stockholm Syndrome” by Greydon Square
  5. Freethinker Blues” by Dan Barker
  6. Beware of Dogma” by Dan Barker
  7. You Can’t Win with Original Sin” by Dan Barker
  8. Still a Lie” by Godless Wonder (cover by Daniel Doscher)
  9. The Sound of Science
  10. Bad Things Happen” by Baba Brinkman
  11. Ballad of the Non-Believer” by Tombstone da Deadman
  12. Worship Me” by Johnny Hoax
  13. The Good Book” by Tim Minchin
  14. 2010 A.D.” by Greydon Square (featuring Syqnys and TaskRok)
  15. Don’t Find Faith With The Fairies” by Nick Gisburne
  16. Mother Teresa vs Sigmund Freud” by Epic Rap Battles of History
  17. Poison” by Tombstone da Deadman
  18. The CPT Theorem” by Greydon Square
  19. Naturalizm” by Baba Brinkman (featuring Syqnys)
  20. Nothing Fails Like Prayer” by Dan Barker
  21. The Preacher and the Skeptic” by Casual Entropy
  22. End of Faith” by Zero Days
  23. As an Artist” by Greydon Square
  24. Silence Us” by Tombstone da Deadman
  25. Religion is Just a Con-Trick” by Nick Gisburne (cover by Traxx 01)
  26. Sunday in Reality” by Cynthia Carle
  27. Manifesto” by Tombstone da Deadman
  28. Dear God” by XTC
  29. Angels” by Cynthia Carle
  30. I Don’t Believe in Fairies” by Shelley Segal
  31. The Word of God” by Catherine Faber (cover by Kathy Mar)
  32. I’d Rather Be Free” by Young Inc
  33. Saved” by Shelley Segal
  34. Oh Lord” by Aurelio Voltaire
  35. Beyond Reason” by Tombstone da Deadman
  36. Keep It to Yourself” by Young Inc
  37. Molotov” by Greydon Square
  38. Life is Good” by Dan Barker
  39. Credulous Minds” by Breaking Bad
  40. The Dream” by Greydon Square

Do you know any more atheist songs that you think should be included in the top 40? Leave a comment below and let me know, and if I think your suggestions are good enough, I’ll update the list.

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2 thoughts on “The top 40 best atheist songs

    1. That’s certainly a popular one, but it bugs me how it just asks you to “imagine” there’s no heaven, as if that’s not how it actually is.

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